Jason brings significant and extensive experience of creative, cultural and digital-led innovation and regeneration, having worked with and for many of the UK and Europe’s leading agencies, including Arts Council England, Creative England, Creative Europe, Creative Industries Federation, Screen Skills, Nesta and Innovate UK.
As a member of the Board of Trustees for Artswork, Jason is passionate about creative and cultural education and supporting and developing new talent, skills development and creative entrepreneurship.
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Samara is a non-practising Solicitor (England & Wales). She has compiled reports for the Economist Intelligence Unit, worked offshore as Senior Supervisory Manager for the Jersey Financial Services Commission and as an in-house Trustee legal Counsel for a number of high profile fiduciary institutions including as Head of Business Control Unit (compliance, risk and legal) at Standard Bank Isle of Man. On the UK mainland, Samara acted as a Head of Fund Derivatives Legal at Deutsche Bank, one of largest multinational investment bank and financial services companies in the world. Samara is regularly commissioned to work as a Professional Ethics examiner for the Bar Standard Boards.
Samara is a member of the Law Society, Royal Town Planning Institute and at a local level she is on the Executive Committee of the Ramsgate Society and a member of the Ramsgate Neighbourhood Planning Group.